Cloud Computing for the Public Sector and its Policy Implications

| August 20, 2016

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Governments across the world are increasingly considering cloud computing solutions in an effort to provide less costly, more efficient and better public services through a variety of cloud deployment models (private, public, hybrid and/or community clouds). A typical policy objective driving cloud adoption in the public sector is the improvement and streamlining of ‘e-Government services’ to meet the demands and expectations of citizens who are increasingly embracing digital and mobile technologies. 1 Better e-Government brings about immediately observable benefits to citizens, but poses the challenge of escalating computing and data processing needs.

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